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Old 29 May 2015, 08:47   #1
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Q: help on fuel line

I have a Mariner 40hp and the fuel line connector attaching to the engine is really stiff. I need to push it so hard sometimes that I am worried I shall break it.

The answer seems to either get a new fuel line or just replace the connector, but are all connectors the same?

Any advice on this would be appreciated.

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Old 29 May 2015, 11:29   #2
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They're all different. By the sound of it you might have the wrong one fitted & there's not much difference to look at them.
Give a dealer a call with your engine number and unless it's been altered you'll get a perfect fit. Some of the cheaper ones on eBay are to be avoided.
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Old 29 May 2015, 11:51   #3
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Hi Marcus - I also have exactly the same issue. I have a a 30hp Mariner and although the fuel line and connector was used last season with no probs for some reason the line is stiff and the connector is really difficult to push in. Not sure why - perhaps someone could enlighten us. Wonder if it's to do with temperature or age. Mine was all new start of last season.
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Might be the O-ring swollen.
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Old 29 May 2015, 13:02   #5
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I am tempted to buy a new connector for the hose and see if that is any better, will this solve the problem if the issue is the O ring?

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